Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poetry | Broadsides

Earth’s Cries Recorded in Space

The broadside, a distinctive form of artistry, came about in the 16th century. Traditionally, a broadside was an attractive, eye-catching message scribed on a large sheet of paper and intended to be posted or hung in a public space, thereby transforming that space. By bringing a mixture of poetry and art to the people in this way, the poster or broadside became part of daily conversation

The modern broadside has the very same mission, each being an original literary-visual collaboration, an evocative combination of poetry and art meant to be enjoyed by a wide audience.  Thus displayed for all to see, the age-old mission of the broadside as street literature is accomplished. Any given viewer on any given day may be stimulated both by the language of the poem and the visual image, each in the service of the other

Whereas early broadsides were ephemeral, the modern broadside, using archival inks and papers, and executed by printers of high literary merit, has no such short life. Today, as in early works, text and graphics appear on a large sheet.  Each eloquent art poster or broadside is a work which represents a unique and innovative collaboration between a poet and an artist. In rendering a modern broadside, the visual or graphic artist experiments with forms and techniques influenced by his/her individual association with the poet.

The broadsides shown here are from the literary/visual collaboration of poet Irene Mitchell and artist Daniela Bertol.  They have created two series of distinctive broadsides "Seduction" and "Heart of the Matter", each a limited first edition archival print, numbered and signed.

 Choosing the Éclair



 Every Bright Green Yet Uncorrupted

 Gazing with Galileo

N.B.  “Gazing with Galileo” appears in Mitchell’s collection Sea Wind on the White Pillow (Axes Mundi Press).  All other poems appear in her new book, A Study of Extremes in Six Suites (Cherry Grove Collections)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Camminando | NYC, June 26

 Yesterday the sun wished me a happy birthday with one of the most majestic sunsets I ever witnessed.

Annette Messager at Marian Goodman Gallery

 "Model Theories" at fordProject

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cammindando | Blithewood Garden and Hudson River Views

While the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) celebrated its twentieth anniversary  I enjoyed a stroll in the Blithewood Garden, located near the Levy Institute. This formal Italian garden was designed by Francis Hoppin, an alumnus of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, at the turn of the twentieth century. The formal axis introduces a sequence of view to announce its westernmost final destination: a framed view of the Hudson river and Catskill mountains in the background.

"Anti-Establishment" included a day long art openings and performances at the Hessel Museum.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vernissages | Chelsea, June 21

 "Sculpted Matter" at Paul Kasmin

Wang Guangle @ The Pace Gallery

 Gabriel Dawe at Marlborough Gallery

"Painting in Space" at Luhring Augustine

 "Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha"  @ Gladstone Gallery

 Daniela Bertol and David Foell "String Theory", Pocketbook Factory, 2005

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Events | Summer Solstice

The summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere marks the longest day and shortest night of the year.The name solstice comes from the Latin "sol" (sun) and sistere (to stand still). It is the moment (happening twice a year) when the Sun's apparent path north or south reverts its direction. Geometrically the summer solstice happens at the moment when the earth axis defines the smallest angle about the plane defined by the earth orbital plane.
I usually record the sun as it sets at the northernmost point. This year I arrived to my favorite viewing point in the Hudson waterfront, at the 69th Street Transfer Station too late...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Camminando | Sunset, Vernissages and Finissage

Sun about to set on the Hudson waterfront

A "live" murals on West 24 Street

Fabric and lighting installation at Artgate Gallery

Viewing while walking

Sun framed by the 69th Street Transfer bridge

The space shuttle permanent home, the "intrepid"
A distance view of the George Washington Bridge

Finissage of Jack Solomon and Jeanette Fintz exhibition at Fox Gallery

Walk Total Length: 12.5 miles